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My First (Real) Practice

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Post by Filius Nullius Wed May 28, 2008 1:35 am

I just finished my first "real" practice, after watching most of andrews videos (which are indeed quite awesome) and learning some basic theory and a few songs I decided it was time to start practicing on a scheduled time slot... (I also realized that the book I'm using fit on my music stand, before I was unable to read it without holding it in my lap...... but apparently... it fits...) anway... I started off by learning the first few bars to "Joy to the World" and finshed by practicing the C major scale.... and a few triads (C, F and G)

*the very last thing I did was read some of the side-foot notes in "The Piano Handbook"; the snippet today near the triads informed me that if it weren't for the famous greek named pythagoras (a2+b2=c2) music theory might have been void... (and without form).

aprox:30 minutes, I shall now practice playing the piano everynight between 9 and 10 pm *prehaps stopping sometimes at 9:30


so... tell me what you think of my practice schedule. (I'll try to post here and keep like journal of sorts of my practices... if you notice I don't post something... call me on it Razz)

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Post by Thomandy Wed May 28, 2008 2:21 am

Sounds like a great Idea Very Happy
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Post by 07dwarves Sun Nov 16, 2008 2:43 am

"Greece was the root of all Classical art, so it's no coincidence that Classical music is rooted in Grecian innovations. In 600 BCE, famed mathematician Pythagorus dissected music as a science and developed the keystone of modern music: the octave scale. The importance of this event is obvious. Music was a passion of the Greeks. With their surplus of leisure time (thanks to slave labor) they were able to cultivate great artistic skills."

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Oh the dark irony! The advancement of musical theory as a result of increasingly complex social stratification!

I used my Google-fu to discover that Pythagorus was walking by the blacksmiths shop when he became curious about the different pitch sounds. When he managed to get inside the blacksmith shop, they showed him that metal tools of differing mathematical lengths were responsible for the sounds.

Pythagorus is also known to have said: " Number is the ruler of forms and ideas and the cause of gods and demons."

Sounded like great ammunition to add to the arsenal when in debate about the clash between materialism and idealism; however, then again, he also believed in the transmigration of the soul and recognized the existence of his best friend in the bark of a dog.

Pretty freaky.

I wonder what note on the scale and in what octave that dog's bark was in.
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Post by Filius Nullius Mon Jan 19, 2009 11:11 pm

I'm trying to get back into the habit of practicing, I haven't done anything in the last months..

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Post by Thomandy Mon Jan 19, 2009 11:45 pm

Filius Nullius wrote:I'm trying to get back into the habit of practicing, I haven't done anything in the last months..

So what went wrong?? Razz
Maybe you started to fast? Putting to much pressure on yourself?
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Post by Filius Nullius Mon Jan 19, 2009 11:54 pm

I think I started off too slow.

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Post by Thomandy Tue Jan 20, 2009 12:05 am

Filius Nullius wrote:I think I started off too slow.

Ah. I see... But are you motivated? Its hard to stick to it if you lack the motivation.
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Post by Aigle Tue Jan 20, 2009 7:58 pm

About Greeks and Pythagoreus, he used the bottles and filled it with liquid and discovered periodic repetition or octaves

And about practicing, I practice only when I want to, but you have to have a lot of motivation. But don't forget on your school/job/family if you play too much Smile
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Post by Admin Andrew Wed Jan 21, 2009 3:26 am

Setting goals for 1 easy song 1 hard song is great for short term and long term motivation. Do both at the same time ^_^ Also, give yourself time to just play around with the instrument and have FUN!

The high keys sound like birds chirping! The low keys are like lions roaring! and the middle keys sound like dogs & cats!

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Post by Filius Nullius Wed Jan 21, 2009 3:33 am

I opened my piano handbook, and put it back up on the music stand; and moved the piano to a more desirable location for practicing.

I'm also looking at purchasing a digital piano, after a few weeks of income.

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Post by Admin Andrew Wed Jan 21, 2009 3:36 am

Filius Nullius wrote:I opened my piano handbook, and put it back up on the music stand; and moved the piano to a more desirable location for practicing.

I'm also looking at purchasing a digital piano, after a few weeks of income.

Awesome!! Very Happy ^_^

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